Craftsmanship and artistry converge in the SLIM D’HERMÈS pocket watch. Intricate horsehair marquetry and exquisite engraving blend together to create a one-of-a-kind equestrian spectacle. Encased in white gold, two majestic steeds, meticulously sculpted from braided horsehair and engraved in rose gold, symbolize the fusion of Hermès’ distinctive style and expertise. Like the harmonious interplay of yin and yang, these majestic horses, rendered in contrasting hues, grace the slender 45 mm round case, complemented by prominent lugs.
Conceived in 2015 by Philippe Delhotal, the SLIM D’HERMÈS encapsulates the true essence of Hermès: a unique blend of precision and artistic finesse. Its contemporary yet timeless design accentuates the extraordinary handcrafted creations that embody the whimsical and imaginative spirit synonymous with Hermès.
The cover and dial of the exceptional SLIM D’HERMÈS pocket watch reinterpret the Masan & Masan silk scarf motif by Thai designer Terawat Teankaprasith. The ancient craft of horsehair weaving, known as “masan,” which means “braided horse” in Thai, involves gathering the abundant water hyacinth, sun-drying it, and then painstakingly hand-weaving it to create various objects such as baskets, hats, and animal figurines. Inspired by this Oriental basket-making technique, the SLIM D’HERMÈS Masan Masan combines engraving and horsehair marquetry to offer a subtle homage to the equestrian world cherished by Hermès. With meticulous care, the artisan selects different shades of horsehair, cuts them, and then delicately glues them one by one to compose the intricate motif. The engraver, skillfully combining brilliance and contrast, breathes life into the second horse profile, adding texture and depth using traditional burins and chisels.
This exquisite and distinctive timepiece not only showcases Hermès’ prowess in watchmaking but also reflects its mastery of leather craftsmanship. It is driven by the ultra-thin Manufacture H1950 mechanical self-winding movement and adorned with an alligator cord strap that accentuates its golden tones.
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